Listed retailer sees 8% drop in pre-Christmas trading

Womenswear retailer Bonmarché saw overall sales drop 8.1% in the three months to 29 December 2018.

The Wakefield-headquartered firm this morning issued a trading update for the 13 and 39 week periods ended 29 December 2018. Overall, sales in the 39 weeks to December dropped 2.7%.

It is sales within high street stores that are being hit the hardest, with an 11.1% drop in the 13 weeks up to Christmas and 6.4% drop for the 39 week period. However, online sales for the group grew 22% and 26% respectively.

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